Design and Deploy Optimized SQL Server on VMware
Presenter: Wanda He
Many virtualization customers have begun looking at virtualizing their tier-1 applications such as ERP systems, SAP and SharePoint environments. At the heart of many of these business-critical systems is Microsoft SQL. As virtualization has evolved, applications once considered too heavy to move out of the physical world are now being re-evaluated for virtualization. Microsoft SQL can now take advantage of many of the features that vSphere provides out of the box, such as support for 64-bit technologies, NUMA support and hot-add CPU and memory. This session will cover design considerations for virtualizing SQL workloads, performance and scalability information, and high-availability options as well as support considerations.
About the Speaker
Wanda He is a Technical Solutions Architect, with a focus on virtualizing SQL Server at VMware. Wanda has over 14 years of industry experience working with relational database management systems and application architecture. Prior to joining VMware, Wanda spent 9+ years with Microsoft where she was a member of the SQL Server product group Customer and Partner Advisory team. In that role, Wanda was responsible for the SQL Server development team’s technical interactions with Siebel, PeopleSoft, and JD Edwards, and worked with implementations running on SQL Server all over the world.